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The Autry Museum of the American West

The Autry Museum of the American West is a history museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States.

The Libraries and Archives of the Autry include two research libraries: the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine the contemporary human condition through the lens of the historical Western experience and explore critical issues in society.

Contact Information:

The Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Telephone: 323.667.2000
Fax: 323.660.5721

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Description : Jay and Deeth Harney are contemporary Vaqueros. Source : 4 Tapes of 4: MiniDV Call Number : F855.2.S75 H37 2003; IAL.0130 AUTRY Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
Topics: Vaqueros--California, Cowboys--California, Cattle trade--California, Ranching--California,...
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Description : Arleah and Justin Fields are contemporary Vaqueros. Source : 5 Tapes of 5: MiniDV Call Number : F855.2.S75 F54 2003; IAL.0093 AUTRY Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder....
Topics: Vaqueros--California, Cowboys--California, Hispanic Americans--California--History, Cattle...
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Description : Oral history with Sabina Marquez, long time personal assistant and bookkeeper for Gene Autry. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Call Number : PN2287.A9 M37 2003; GLT2003-12-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: Motion picture industry--California, Southern--History, Television broadcasting--California,...
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Description : Oral history with country music singer/songwriter Freddie Hart. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Call Number : ML521.R8 H32 2003; GLT2003-153-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
Topics: Popular music--United States, Popular music--California--Bakersfield, Country music, California,...
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Rosendo Uruchurtu performs "El Charro," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Lummis, Turbese, vocalist
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Turbesé Lummis sings "La Noche Esta Serena," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1914.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Bibo, Sol, vocalist
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Sol Bibo sings "Song of Manuel the Navajo chief," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904. Lummis announces  that this song was sung at the time of the Navajo-Mexican wars. Per the Navajo Nation Museum, this is Bibo's version of a Navajo Song, rather than an actual Navajo song. The words are incorrect, with no Navajo words, or words that are pronounced incorrectly.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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by Autry National Center Institute of the American West
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Description : Interview with Riley Quoyavema conducted at the Southwest Museum on February 25, 1991. Mostly a discussion of Mr. Quoyavema's paintings of kachinas in the collections of the SWM in which he identifies the subjects and provides information on their roles. Mr. Quoyavema also discusses influences on his art, including Fred Kaboti, Jack Hokeah, Awa Tsireh, Tonita Pena, Julian and Maria Martinez, Nampeyo, Waldo Mootzka and former Museum director F. W. Hodge. The oral history includes...
Topics: Kachinas, Hopi Artists, Hopi Indians--Education, Hopi Indians--Rites and ceremonies, Quoyavema,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interviews and discussions with Bill Holm, Richard Cohn, and others, for the NEH Plains (Indians) Hall renovation grant at the Southwest Museum. Source : 32 Tapes of 32: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : CA.323; CA.324; CA.325; CA.326; CA.327; CA.328; CA.329; CA.330; CA.331; CA.332; CA.333; CA.334; CA.335; CA.336; CA.337; CA.338; CA.339; CA.340; CA.341; CA.342; CA.343; CA.344; CA.345; CA.346; CA.347; CA.348; CA.349; CA.350; CA.351; CA.352; CA.353; CA.354 Rights : Copyrighted....
Topics: Holm, Bill, 1925-, Conn, Richard, Indian baskets--California, Indian baskets--Great Plains, Indian...
Source: 32 Tapes of 32: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Kamp, Adalaida, vocalist
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Adalaida Kamp sings "El Zapatero," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, July 21, 1904.
Topics: Spanish songs, wax cylinders, folk music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
Community Audio
by Rodriguez, Jesus, vocalist
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Jesus Rodriguez sings "El Ranchero," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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by Garcia, Manuela, vocalist
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Manuela Garcia sings "La Primavera," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1902.
Topics: Spanish songs, Folk Music, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Villa, Luisa, performer; Villa, Rosa, performer
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Luisa Villa and Rosa Villa perform "Hamaca," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Abadie, Pastora, vocalist
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Pastora Abadie sings "No Me Olvides," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., circa 1900.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Folk Music, Los Angeles, California
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Description : An oral history interview with Johnny Grant, September 2003, at the offices of Gene Autry Entertainment. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: MiniDV Call Number : PN2287.A9 G73 2003; GLT2003-153-2 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
Topics: Grant, Johnny, Autry, Gene, 1907-1998, Motion picture industry -- United States, Oral history
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by Bibo, Sol, vocalist
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Sol Bibo sings "Navajo Corn Song," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904. Per the Navajo Nation Museum, this is Bibo's version of a Navajo Corn Song, rather than an actual Navajo song. The words are incorrect, with no Navajo words, or words that are pronounced incorrectly.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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by Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Description : Interviews conducted in conjunction with an exhibition celebrating the famous tramp across the continent by Charles F. Lummis, the founder of the Southwest Museum. Includes Ted Jojola from Isleta Pueblo talking about Lummis and the pueblo where he lived from 1888-1891 and Keith Lummis' remembrances of his father. Also interviewed are Bernard Fontana, Daniela Moneta, Romain Ahlstrom, Carolee Campbell, David Cameron, Lawrence Clark Powell, Mary Ellen Stiles, Don Scott Thompson, Marc...
Topics: Museums--California--Los Angeles--History, Museum directors--California--Los Angeles,...
Source: 11 Tapes of 11: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Community Audio
by Abadie, Pastora, vocalist
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Pastora Abadie sings "La Pescadora," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish songs, Charles Lummis, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Kamp, Adalaida, vocalist
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Adalaida Kamp sings "La Mariposa," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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Description : An oral history interview with Chris Hillman conducted by Bryson Strauss at the Autry Museum. Covers his career in music, 1960 to present. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : ML521.R8 H55 2002; GLT2002-156-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topics: Rock groups, Popular music--United States--History, Popular music--California--History, Hillman,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Michael Heisley, Curator of Folklore at the Southwest Museum, conducted interviews with Chicano artists and poets active in Southern California and Mexico during the 1980s. These include the Celebracion de las Artes Mexicanas symposium in 1987 and the Chicano Poetry in California symposium held at the Southwest Museum on Oct. 21, 22, 1989. Source : 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : MIMSY CA.91; MIMSY CA.92; MIMSY CA.93; MIMSY CA.94; MIMSY CA.95; MIMSY CA.96;...
Topics: De la Pena, Mary Helen, Pill, Albert S., Guerrero, Lalo, Guerrero, Mark, Paredes, Raymund, Soto,...
Source: 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Cram, Nina, vocalist
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Nina Cram sings "Mi Pepa," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Lummis, Charles Fletcher, collector
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"El Charro," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
Community Audio
by Amate, Franciso, vocalist
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Francisco Amate sings "El Sereno," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Folk Music, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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by Garcia, Manuela, vocalist
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Manuela Garcia sings "La Magica Mujer," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
Community Audio
by Abadie, Pastora, vocalist
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Pastora Abadie sings "Sueno de Boda Pastora," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Folk Music, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Lummis, Charles, performer
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Charles Lummis performs the guitar accompaniment on "Pena Hueca," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, between 1900 and 1920.
Topics: Spanish songs, folk music, Los Angeles, wax cylinders, California
The Autry Museum of the American West
by Autry National Center Institute of the American West
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Description : Personal history recorded by Eddie Cletro Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : M1629.6.W6 C44 1996; GLT2003-134-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
Topics: Cowboys--West (U.S.)--Songs and music, Country music, Cletro, Eddie, 1918-2012
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Community Audio
by Amate, Franciso, vocalist
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Francisco Amate sings "Valse de Milan," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Folk Music, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
Community Audio
by Abadie, Pastora, vocalist
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Pastora Abadie sings "La Semana," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Folk Music, Los Angeles, California
Community Audio
by Abadie, Pastora, vocalist
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Pastora Abadie sings "Levantate Nina," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, Calif., 1904.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Folk Music, Wax Cylinders, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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by Autry National Center Institute of the American West
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Description : Personal history recorded by Harry Webb. Source : 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : GV1821.B8 O73 1995; GLT96-94-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder....
Topics: Wild West Shows, Webb, Harry, West (U.S.)
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Garcia, Manuela, vocalist
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Manuela Garcia sings "Chata Cara Bule," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1911.
Topics: Spanish Songs, Wax Cylinders, Folk Music, Charles Lummis, Los Angeles, California
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Description : Panels and interviews with attendees at the Plains Hall Project Planning Conference, October 24-25, 1991. Source : 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : CA.410, CA.411, CA.412, CA.413, CA.414, CA.415, CA.416 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
Topics: Museums--California--Los Angeles--History, Indians of North America--Material culture, Southwest...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Stan Spero was Gene Autry's marketing director at Golden West Broadcasting. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : PN2287.A9 S64 2002; GLT2002-221-1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
Topics: Television broadcasting--California, Southern--History, Motion picture industry--California,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Autry National Center Institute of the American West
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Description : Personal history recorded by David Dortort Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : PN1992.8.W4 D67 2005; IAL.0093 AUTRY Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
Topics: Western television programs, Bonanza (Television program), The High Chaparral (Television program),...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Personal history with Dorothy Springer, in which she talks about her life, work among Indians in California, and her photographs. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : MIMSY CA.448; MIMSY CA.449; CA.448; CA.449 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Autry National Center Institute of the American West. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected...
Topics: Klyver, Craig, Barton, Cheryl, Emee, Larry, Indians of North America--California,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Interviews are part of the Naciemento projects which documented how people of Hispanic descent are continuing on family traditions here in the Southern California. This was eventually developed into a larger project with Michael Heisley and resulted in a book and exhibition at the Southwest Museum. Source : 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette Call Number : CA.550; CA.551; CA.552; CA.553; CA.554; CA.555; CA.556; CA.557; TAPE.140; TAPE.141 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned...
Topics: Mexican Americans--California--Los Angeles--Social life and customs, Mexican...
Source: 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette